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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best...
Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Lovely little Church on a scenic hill top

Can be reached by vehicle or tram car, easy walk DOWN not up :-) lovely views of Athens, the Aegean sea and the Acropolis. Nice little cafe

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you want a panorama of Athens, this will certainly give you that. The funicular saved us a steep walk (well, we'd already walked up about 100 steps from the suburb of Kolonaki to reach it) but cost 7 Euros return and we found the service a bit rude as they pushed to fill the car. There's no view from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Can be reached by vehicle or tram car, easy walk DOWN not up :-) lovely views of Athens, the Aegean sea and the Acropolis. Nice little cafe

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We caught the Lycabettus Funicular (cable car type train) up the hill to the top. Only about a 4 minute slow ride but kind of entertaining. Once up the top the view is like no other. A near 360deg view of Athens as far as the horizon will let you. We walked back down and back to central Athens. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After leaving our cruise ship at Piraeus and travelling into Athens by coach for what proved to be only a 4 hour visit we mentioned to our tour guide that we fancied going to the top of Mt. Lycabettus to get a good view over the city and also to ride up in the cablecar. He suggested however that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The hill with small greek church on the top. Magnificient view over Athens including Acropolis. The walk up the hill is pleasant with view terraces available. There is a nice cafe on the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took the funicular (teleferik) up and down. Restaurant on top served good souvlaki and falafel. View was excellent. Round trip teleferik was €25 for one adult and three kids. Good way to kill two hours. Recommended!

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

After climbing countless stairs through tree lined streets & catching the cable car to the top it was worth the view over all Athens. Old & new mixed together can be seen from the top. Lunch was a Greek affair most enjoyable & needed for the climb back down """ The Orthodox Church was delightful & stark white stood out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Go for the walk, you won't regret it. A few steps at the start and then a gradual incline. Was actually easier than expected. The view is almost immediately rewarding, and as amazing as expected when you reach the top. Restaurant is at the top, but can simply take in the view outside.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I climbed Mt Lycabettus, as it was on the doorstep. It was a beautiful walk up shady paths. On the way up we passed two tortoises! The view is incredible and it can be seen through a telescope. We did actually look for the funicular but did not see it!! There is a lovely cafe at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Beautiful sights of Athens, it gives you a 370 degree view of Athens from the top. Travel by the funicular before sunset do you can watch the day turn into night and Athens monuments light up, there are some restaurants and cafes on this hill if you wish to relax

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Staying in Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.